English as a Second Language (ESL)

Organizations in Greater Victoria

ESL classes in Victoria – Compiled through ELSA Net. Use the search function in the upper left of the page to search for ESL courses by tuition (free or cost) in Victoria or elsewhere.

Camosun ESL – Basic English, academic English, English for work, specialized subjects, IELTS and TOEFL prep.

InterCultural Association – ELSA, VESL and Host Program for new immigrants and visitors.

UVic English Language Centre – Award-winning programs include English Work Experience program, Advanced English and Canadian Studies.


TOEFL Tips – Maintained by CET.

TOEFL – The official TOEFL site.

Test links – Over 13,500 links to TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS and other test sites.

IELTS – The official IELTS site.

Language Proficiency Index – Official website for the LPI test.

TestMagic – Online tests and study aides for TOEFL.

Activities For Learners

1-Language.com – One -stop site for English language learning.

Activities for ESL Students – Quizzes, tests, exercises and puzzles to help you learn English as a Second Language (ESL)  

BBC Learning English – Wide-ranging portal of learning tools.

Dave’s ESL Café – “Stuff For Students” includes a Help Centre, quizzes, and a Student Forum.

English For Everybody – Interactive site for English language learning.

English Language Centre Study Zone – University of Victoria’s interactive ESL site for a variety of reading levels. Includes listening courses.  

English Page – Free online English lessons and ESL/EFL resources, for advanced students.

ESL Activities Online! – Interactive site maintained by Ontario Centre for Education and Training (CET).

ESL Student Resources On-Line – Wide range of activities for ESL students. Maintained by VCC.

Free Rice – Vocabulary booster. For each word you get right, the sponsors donate 20 grains of rice to the UN World Food Program.

Learning English with the CBC – Text, audio and video clips to enhance ESL learning.

ManyThings.org – A fun study site for learners of English as a Second Language.

Topics – An on-line magazine for English learners.

Tower Of English – Unique site for advanced ESL students to explore English through selected subjects websites.

Tutela – Canada’s largest collection of ESL/FSL resources and peer community.

VCC Activities – Exercises authored by ELSA instructors at Vancouver Community College for students in ELSA.